Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,966 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay
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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPARaging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,966
Reviews:
1,161
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
1,073
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,966 |  Reviews: 1,161
Photo of NovaKane
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smithj4
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of schavuytje
3.22/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear scents of oranges with rind and soft bread malts, soft amber body with off-white head thick ringend in the drink tropical fruit, a little pepper and the average of all in the finish

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium amber producing 3 fingers of frothy, off-white, lasting head that recedes to a thin cap & thick ring of foam leaving a sticky wash & webs of lace. Aroma is Belgian musty yeast notes of pineapple, peach & a hint of apple, hoppy, orange, lemon & pine with a little pale malt & a hint of white bread. Taste is a medley of tropical fruit, peach, citrus, resinous pine hop bitterness of moderate intensity & a fine peppery spice in the finish & aftertaste. Wet hay, bready malt & alcohol all dance in the background. Alcohol while not apparent in the nose is readily so in the mouth adding to the spice & bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, clean, crisp & dry.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crisis1290
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flying Dog Raging Bitch was quite a suprise. A nice dark orange color off the pour. Nice hints of malt and some hops with enough Beligian yeast aroma as well. This beer has a very unique taste profile to say the least. Nice carbonation and lacing.
Flavors are some what citrusy , resin , and bready with a dry finsh. Not a bad beer , for the price. I am a fan of Flying Dog, especilly their Snake Dog. This one does not disappoint.

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Photo of Benl7217
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of koerns311
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Adam1993
3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Timtac
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wrigfen
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

An alright interpretation of a belgian IPA, not really that great but not terrible. Deffinitely has more of an IPA than a belgian character, that can be a good or a bad thing depending on what youre looking for.

Malt bill is heavy and competes for control with the hops. Has a sweet caramel / honey / candied orange flavor predominantly. Yeasty belgian flavor only appears on the aftertaste, its nice but not as bold as I would have expected. Finishes bitter and dry with hoppy notes of pine. Mid weight body. Alcohol profile is quite apparent, you can tell its an eight percenter.

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Photo of token_23223
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of f0rty0ztafreed0m
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quesophresco
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjgsilva
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dukies222001
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Color was amber almost looked like a good amber/red. Nice crisp citrus smell and taste. Haven't had too many Belgian style IPAs but I like it. Plus it has a great name that I can annoy my wife with. (:

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Photo of Jtall78
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was pretty good. Pours a medium brown color with off white head that laces nicely. Starts off with a malty taste, then a balanced wave of hops follow. I would buy this again, but wouldn't necessarily seek it out either.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Exeggutor
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.18/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of mpolewan
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a amber to brown color with a light thin head. Smells of C hops and sweet bread. Taste of malt and citrus with very light or minimal belgian character coming through. If this one did not say "Belgian IPA" I wouldnt have known. Maybe I am comparing it to closely with one of my favorite Belgian IPAs from Epic but ya this is not a Belgian IPA to me. With all that said its not bad. Medium body with a wetter finish than anticipated.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,966 ratings.
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